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Rotating comet 67P/C-G on 27-28 June 2014

Date: 03 July 2014
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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This animated sequence comprises 36 images taken with Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 27-28 June 2014, and shows comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko spinning with a period of 12.4 hours. On 28 June, about 86 000 km separated the comet and spacecraft.

More images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be found in the '67P - by Rosetta' collection.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA


Last Update: 28 July 2014

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